2017 AIABaltimore and BAF Spring Lecture Series: Climate Change Migration
March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Image: “Living Breakwaters Rebuild By Design Competition” courtesy SCAPE
1.5 AIA/CES LUs Available
FREE to attend, registration required. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm followed by a reception.
This year’s Spring Lecture Series theme is Migration.
Migration is essential to human survival. Whether driven by the spirit of discovery or hope for a better life, whether forced by conflict or required for access to resources – massive change alters us in small ways and large. How do we adapt to these uncertainties in a mindful way? What are the predominant patterns we can learn from and look towards? Our four lectures explore conflict-driven migration, climate change migration, regional migration that crosses state lines and interplanetary migration to Mars. We hope that this assembled group of experts can help us appreciate how migration can be a uniting force.
Speaker Bio – Climate Change Migration
Gena Wirth, SCAPE
Gena Wirth is the Design Principal at SCAPE, a landscape and urban design studio in New York City. The firm focuses on the design and implementation of “regenerative living infrastructure” in public landscapes with the aim to enable positive change. The firm’s tools, methods, and completed projects are diverse. They expand the idea of what landscape architecture can be by producing installations, frameworks, and research books along with built landscapes. SCAPE’s projects range from stormwater streetscapes to large scale coastal infrastructure.
At the office, Ms. Wirth facilitates the translation of the team’s research into practice. She has an interdisciplinary background, having studied landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning and horticulture. She was Project Manager for SCAPE’s input into the SIRR project where she focused on harbor-wide strategies for coastal protection at a large scale. The Living Breakwaters winning design which Ms Wirth worked on, uses in-water infrastructure linked with on-shore education in Staten Island to enhance ecosystems and increase public awareness of them. Ms. Wirth holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from Harvard University GSD. Her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture is from the University of Delaware.
Lectures are held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Falvey Hall of the Brown Center.
The lecture location is within walking distance of several public transit options including:
-UB/Mount Royal Light Rail Stop
-Circulator Bus (Purple Line) at N. Charles and Mount Royal Avenue
-Penn Station: Amtrak/MARC
100 free parking spots will be available in the RK&K parking lot at 81 W Mosher St, Baltimore. The lot is located at the east end of Mosher Street, one block east of Mt. Royal Avenue and accessible from the northbound lane only. The lot will close at 9pm.
Sponsored by the MD ASLA
Reception sponsored by Manekin Construction
Sponsored by the MD ASLA
April 27 – Migration to Mars
Jerry Van Eyke, !melk Landscape Architecture
Dr. Olga Bannova, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, University of Houston
Sponsored by Merritt Construction Services
Thank you to our generous sponsors
American Cedar & Millwork*
Ayers Saint Gross
Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists
Centria Architectural Systems
Design Collective, Inc**
Forbes Design Center, LLC*
Forest City – New East Baltimore Partnership
Geraldine Pontius, AIA
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc*
Murphy & Dittenhafer, Architects
North Point Builders, Inc*
Penza Bailey Architects, Inc.
Price Modern, LLC*
Site Resources, Inc*
Swirnow Building Systems
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company**
James Posey Associates*
Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply*
Rubeling & Associates, a JMT Division*
Skarda and Associates, Inc*
York Building Products
Ames & Gough*
Anne Gummerson Photography
Armada Hoffler Construction*
The Blue Book Network*
Brick + Board
Centric Business Systems*
Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Inc*
Core Studio Design
DANA Insurance and Risk Management*
Doubledge Design, LLC*
Floura Teeter Landscape Architecture*
Hope Furrer Associates, LLC*
MAG – Lighting Design, LLC
Morabito Consultants, Inc*
National Facilities Management and Technology*
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLC (RK&K)*
* = Annual Sponsor
** = Annual Sponsor and Lecture Series Sponsor